About the event 

This presentation will explore:

  • Legal implications of the CRPD for universities with regard to employment of staff with disability, and how they can go about meeting those obligations. 
  • Employment obligations set out in the CRPD, and a discussion of the recent guidance given by the UN Committee linked to the Convention in the form of General Comment No 8.
  • A Dutch judgment in which disability discrimination against a university academic was found to have occurred.
  • Common elements of disability discrimination experienced by staff.
  • Real-life examples of university good practice, regarding the employment of staff with disability.

About the presenter 

Lisa Waddington HeadshotLisa Waddington

Maastricht University 

Lisa Waddington is the European Disability Forum Professor of European Disability Law. Her Chair was established in cooperation with the European Disability Forum. Professor Waddington participates in a number of European networks and projects, and is a member of the senior research team and legal research coordinator for the European Disability Expertise (EDE) Network, and the Senior Expert on the Ground of Disability in the European Network of Legal Research in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination.

Professor Waddington works with colleagues in the Human Resources Office and the Diversity and Inclusion Office with the aim of making Maastricht University more inclusive of staff with disabilities, and to develop appropriate policies to promote that goal.


Terrace Room, Level 6
Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)
Campbell Rd
UQ St Lucia